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The Inside Story: Imprisoned former Oshawa councillor wants to run for office again

Last Updated Jul 3, 2015 at 11:21 am EDT

It was one of the most dramatic stories to ever come out of Oshawa. In 2012 city solicitor David Potts was kidnapped from his home at gunpoint and taken to an industrial building. Potts was able to escape unharmed but his alleged kidnapper, former Oshawa councillor Robert Lutczyk, ended up in a 27 hour standoff with police.

Lutczyk was eventually charged with kidnapping, uttering threats, forcible confinement, failing to stop for police, dangerous operation of a vehicle, use of a firearm while committing an offence and pointing a firearm.

After two year in police custody awaiting trial, Lutczyk now wants his name on the ballot in October’s municipal election.

CityNews reporter Avery Haines has more on the pitfalls Lutczyk is facing, as well as if his attempts are even legal, in the video above.